RCB vs KKR Dream11 IPL Today Match Prediction 26 April [STATS for GRAND LEAGUE – Batting, Bowling, Team, Pitch]

Updated on: Apr 26, 2023 5:54 pm IST


It is now time for the second round of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) contest between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scheduled to take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on 26 April, 2023. During the last match between these two teams in IPL 2023 season, the Kolkata Knight Riders registered a massive 81-run victory Royal Challengers Bangalore in Kolkata. The Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming into this game on the back of two amazing consecutive victories against Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost 4 matches in a row and they have just 2 wins from 7 games in this competition.

RCB vs KKR IPL Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: Match 36, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Competition: Indian Premier League 2023

Date: 26 April, 2023 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Team Form Guide:
RCB (recent first): W W L W L
KKR (recent first): L L L L W

Brief score of the last result at M Chinnaswamy Stadium: Royal Challengers Bangalore 189/9 beat Rajasthan Royals 182/6 by 7 runs in the 32nd match of IPL 2023.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report: At the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, the upcoming second-last game of the season is expected to favor the batsmen. The pitch is likely to provide ample support for them. In the previous T20 games played at this venue, the average first innings score has been 194 runs, indicating the potential for high-scoring matches.

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RCB vs KKR Playing 11

RCB Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Josh Hazlewood is unavailable for selection in this RCB vs KKR match match due to fitness issues.

Expected Team Line-up 

  • They are unlikely to make a lot of changes from the last match for the RCB vs KKR Dream11 Prediction.
  • Virat Kohli will continue to lead the side as Faf du Plessis will be the Impact Player.
  • Dinesh Karthik will be the wicket-keeper.
  • The likes of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik will once again be expected to take up the responsibility in the batting department.
  • The likes of Mohammed Siraj, David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel and Vijaykumar will be their crucial wicket-taking bowlers.

RCB Playing 11 (likely)
1. Faf du Plessis (C)
2. Virat Kohli
3. Glenn Maxwell
4. Mahipal Lomror
5. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
6. Shahbaz Ahmed
7. Wayne Parnell
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Harshal Patel
10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Vijaykumar Vyshak

KKR Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp.

Expected Team Line-up 

  • Shardul Thakur is very much likely to make a comeback in the side for today’s RCB vs KKR match.
  • Nitish Rana will be the captain.
  • N Jagadeesan will don the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • They will once again bank upon the likes of Venkatesh Iyer, Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh and Andre Russell to come good with the bat.
  • The likes of Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav and Andre Russell will form an important part of their bowling attack.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)
1. Jason Roy
2. N Jagadeesan (wk)
3. Nitish Rana (C)
4. Rinku Singh
5. Andre Russell
6. David Wiese
7. Sunil Narine
8. Shardul Thakur
9. Suyash Sharma
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

Who will win today IPL match

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore have witnessed as many as 4 victories and 3 losses in the IPL 2023 season.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to win 2 out of their 7 matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2023.
  • In the 31 IPL matches played between these two teams, KKR have had the upper hand with as many as 17 wins while RCB have won 14 games.
  • During the most recent IPL encounter between these two sides, Kolkata Knight Riders got the better of RCB by 81 runs.

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Faf du Plessis Stats in IPL 2023

Matches Runs Strike-rate 50s Recent Form
7 405 165.31 5 62, 84, 62, 22, 79*

Venkatesh Iyer Stats in IPL 2023

Matches Runs Strike-rate 50/100 Recent Form
7 254 159.75 1/1 20, 0, 104, 10, 83

Best Picks:

Player IPL 2023 Performance
Virat Kohli 279 runs
Glenn Maxwell 253 runs
Rinku Singh 233 runs
Mohammed Siraj 13 wickets
Varun Chakravarthy 10 wickets

RCB vs KKR Dream 11 Prediction

Grand League Team 1

We are picking Faf du Plessis as the Captain of this team due to his superb record in the IPL 2023 season where he has notched up more than 400 runs from just 7 games.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Nitish Rana, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer (VC)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Andre Russell
BOWLERS: Mohammed Siraj, Varun Chakravarthy

Grand League Team 2

We are choosing Virat Kohli as the Captain of this fantasy team as he has smashed as many as 279 runs from 7 matches at an average of over 46 in IPL 2023.

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli (C), Faf du Plessis, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Jason Roy
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell, Sunil Narine (VC), Andre Russell
BOWLERS: Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel

Grand League Team 3

We are making Glenn Maxwell as the Captain of this team as he is coming into this game on the back of an amazing knock of 77 runs off 44 balls in the last match against RR.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Virat Kohli, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Jason Roy (VC)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell (C), Sunil Narine, Wanindu Hasaranga
BOWLERS: Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy

Grand League Team 4

We are picking Venkatesh Iyer as the Captain of this fantasy team because he has smashed a wonderful century in IPL 2023.

BATSMEN: Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer (C), Jason Roy, Faf du Plessis (VC)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur
BOWLERS: Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Siraj

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